Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas (moose) cards

Happy Monday everyone....I just wanted to pop in here and share a couple cards and photos. I'm almost finished with my morning coffee and I'll be off and running. I need to finish up my shopping today (hopefully) and then finish the decorating here at our home. We just had a blizzard the other day and it took a day to dig out from that. But at least we are going to have a WHITE Christmas this year, finally!!! We never have a white Christmas. So this snow was very welcomed. I just wish it wasn't so much all at once. nonetheless, we have it and it's here to stay for awhile. So first up is a card I made for a special customer and his wife that we have. He is just sooo funny and always smiling and happy. So I just wanted to make them a special card this year. I used one of those display globes from flower soft and added some diamond dust to the inside as a shaker. Let me tell you, the globe is huge. So much bigger than the one I used and posted on my snowman card below. But I love it. Even though it's so much bigger, I like that you can really do more things with it. The paper is Making Memories, used the Martha Stewert leaf punch for the tree and $1 stamps from Michaels and Ranger glitter glue. I made ribbon corners to match the folded ribbon at the bottom.
This next card is a stamp I got at a rubber stamp convention. He's just the cutest moose. I colored him in with prisma pencils added glitter glue and cut him out. I also used the Storybook Cricut cart to make the frame and some shaved ice. I still need to add a sentiment.
And last but not least, this is our little man (grand baby). I bought him this little Steelers outfit for Christmas and had to make sure it fit him. Everyone knows that I just love The Steelers. And I want him to grow up "loving" them as much as I do. Although I think I will have a problem with that. Our daughter and his Daddy are Baltimore Ravens fans. So I can see a fight on my hands for this venture. But only time will tell who he'll root for in the years to come...heehee....on a little side note, he's not feeling to well. He's got phenomena and is very sick right now. I just hope that he gets to feeling better soon. So if you could, just say a little prayer for him.
look at that happy face. He really is such a ham when it comes to the camera...
Well that's all I have for today...probably the week. I hope that everyone has a safe and Happy Holiday. I'll try to post later this week if I get a chance, but I know this week is very busy for all of us here at our home. Hugs from a very snowy Charm City

Monday, December 14, 2009

More Christmas Cards/Bags

Good morning peeps---as promised I have a few more things that I've made these past couple of weeks. Yesterday was a little hectic here as DH and our little one stayed home. They both are once again sick. I just can't believe how they have gotten sick a few times already this season. But we did manage to go out and get our tree yesterday only to bring it home to sit on the patio for the night. I'm hoping to bring it in the house so it can fall (as is needed for a real tree) before we decorate it in a couple days. So for today I'm hoping to get all of the Christmas boxes out of the attic and start the decorations for the house. I know, it's abit late, but we are always "late bloomers" Lately I have been listening to books on cd's. It's a new addiction that I have right now. And I wanted to share this new series that I have been listening to. I just love mystery/murder novels. And this set of series from Diane Mott Davidson is really kind of cool. The novels are abit slow, but once you get into them are really great. They are about a caterer, Goldie, who has so many mishaps in her business that she gets closed down from the health board/police department for various things. And it seems like murder always followers her no matter where she has a catering gig at. But what I found really cool with these novels that at the end of them, she actually shares the recipes that she mentions in the novel. And the how to's. The best part is that I get all of my books on cd's from the library. I go through and I check them out all at once so I have the whole series (well most of them..the library doesn't carry every single one). So if you are a reader or listener (as I am) and you are into mystery/murder novels this is a series you should check out. She (Goldie) is so funny. She's devorced (who's family is wacked beyond belief) with an adelecent son... and marries a detective in one of the books. Who is just so laid back it isn't even funny. After this series, I'm looking for a new one. Does anyone have any suggestions? Are there any that you have read/listened to that you just loved? Please share... Well here are the projects posted below....Enjoy!!! Remember you can click on the photos for a better view....... this first one is a box that I made using the Tags Bags and Boxes Cricut cart. I used the match2 cut at 8 1/2" for the top and 8 1/4" for the bottom to make like a shirt box. But instead of keeping the card seperately, I actually glue it to the top of the box for the decoration. I also used a frame cut from the Storybook cart and trimmed the sides and used them for the card as well. I stamped the santa, colored it in with Distress inks, added stickles glitter glue and added Tim Holtz clear tiles and cut them out only using a portion of the stamped image for the front of the card. The paper is from Cosmo Cricut. this is a side view this is the card partially opened. I have to say that I really love how this one turned out.
this is another set I made using the same directions as above for the box and instead of using a frame from the Storybook cart I used the flower and circle from the George cart. The sign was made using My Community cut at 5" and the letters were cut from, well I don't's an age thing..) if I don't write it down at that moment, I forget..sorry
this is the card.......I used the puff embossing powder for the reindeer and the letters (on the box).
this is the front of the box
just a closer view of the puff embossing powder..I am really loving this stuff...
here's just a box, same cuts as above, and I just added paint and some diamond dust to the chipboard ornament from Cosmo Cricket..Just a simple little box...
just a side view....
a little closer view of the diamond dust...sometimes it's really hard to see it in photos....
and here's a little card I made using up this sticker I've had for years. Don't know if I really care for the outcome of this card though. I used the frame from STorybook cut at 4" and the snowflakes from Winter Woodland cut at 2 1/2" and 1 1/2"
Well that's it for today. I hope to be back in a day or two with a few more projects. Have a warm and happy Tuesday...hugs from Charm City

The Pink Elephant Challenge and so much more

WOWZA!!! Where has the time gone. I have been really bogged down with, well I guess, life. I have been able to play along the way though, just haven't had the time to take photos and upload them here. I have so much to share but today I will only post a few things and post some more tomorrow. With it being Christmas time, last year I made everyone a special bag/box (cuz we normally just give out gift cards except to the kiddies) and I have been feverishly trying to get them done again this year. I like to add some other little trinket inside other than just give a g.card and that's it. This year I'm in the middle of making cookies-bread-muffins-fudge, you know, all of those goodies. That is what I'm planning on adding to the insides of these boxes/bags ect that I have been making. So if you can, I would love to know what you all think.
This weeks challenge over at The Pink Elephant is Winter and or Christmas theme. This little set I made for our newphew, that's 18 yrs old. fit perfectly into this challenge. I wanted something different for him and not the normal red/green Christmas colors. These papers are from the holiday stack DCWV from Michaels. These are actually what sold me on this stack. I just loved them. Remember to click on the photos to get a bigger view if you would like to
here's what I used:
tags bags boxes Cricut cartridge--square box --8 3/4"--7 3/4" --6 3/4"
christmas cheer cart--snowman--5"
george cart--circle (I forgot to write down the size for this...sorry)
I used a shaker card pouch from Impression Obsession to add the diamond dust to his belly with the stamped greeting. I still need to add his tag for the nesting boxes to.
view of the card...the top I used the Fiskars scallop punch and made it so it popped off instead of laying flat to the card.
closer view of his belly...
A dear friend, Betty over at Scrap Happy Witch sent this blog award to me a few weeks back and this is the first I've been able to proudly display it on my blog. Thank you so much sweetie. There are a few things I need to do for it, but I will have to add that tomorrow. Thanks so much for thinking of me girl.
This set I made for "someone". Don't know who yet. But one day I wanted to make a penguin and I truly don't care for the ones that are in the Cricut books. So I set out to make one using shapes and got the idea from someone here that does alot of Stampin Up. I don't have everything in front of me right now and a link to her web site, but if someone is interested I can post them at a later time. Just let me know.
Here's the rest:
Christmas Solutions--santas sleigh--2"
tags bags boxes--nut cup--5 3/4"
I also used Heidi Swapp's snowflakes, but you can easily make your own using sheet protectors and cutting them on your Cricut machine.
here's the card
I just love love this little guy.
here's a set of cards I made using the same 4 stamps just changing out the colors of the ink.
Here's what I used:
Storybook Cricut cart used for all of the frames on the cards. Dont remember the sizes, sorry Paper Dolls cart--used for the grass cut at 1" (silver card)
Angel stamp is from The Artful Stamper
background stamp-- Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy stamp set happy holidays and my friend stamps are from Studio G (these are 2 seperate stamps)
I think this is my favorite out of all of them. The frame I took and clipped off the little thingy from the sides and used them as photo corners.
on this one I used the white puff embossing powder from Ranger to emboss the angel stamp. I really love how it feels.
Well that's it for today. I'll be back tomorrow to post a few more projects and a couple of cards that I have to share. I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season. Hugs from Charm City....